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About Osteopathy

What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a whole body, hands-on therapy that focuses on how the body works as a unit and how this links to the quality of its overall function.

Each person, condition and injury is unique, so osteopathic treatments and interventions will vary from person to person. Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and the Medicare Chronic Disease Management (CDM) scheme.

What is an osteopath and what do they do?

Osteopaths are allied health professionals that offer patient-centred approaches to healthcare and functional improvement, which recognise the vital link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.

In Australia, osteopaths are government registered practitioners who complete minimum accredited university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general healthcare diagnosis, and osteopathic techniques.

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Osteopathy & You

You can make an appointment directly with an osteopath, without a referral

Your First Consultation

Osteopathy is a manual therapy, so hands-on treatment may include massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation and/or manipulation

The Treatment Room

View our 360 degree immersive tour of a treatment room and see what its like for yourself!

What You Can Claim

From Medicare rebates to DVA claims and insurance, see what you can claim here

Studying Osteopathy

Want to study osteopathy in 2019? View your available tertiary options

Working as an Osteopath

You must be government registered, meet high professional standards and complete annual continuing professional education to practice osteopathy in Australia

Osteopathy Australia Partners

We work with these complementary key organisations as an essential part
of providing high quality healthcare for Australians.

Red Cross Australia
AOAC
Worksafe ACT
TAC VIC
NT Worksafe
Pain Australia
Guild Insurance
NSW Workcover
Health Workforce Australia
HICAPS
Medicare
Brooks Shoes
SA Worksafe
FlexEze
MAIC QLD
ESSA
QLD Worksafe
Better Pain Management
VIVOBAREFOOT
National Rural Health Alliance
OBA
TAS Workcover
Kymdan
Workcover WA
MAIB
MAC SA
NSW SIRA
OIA
Arthritis Australia
Physitrack
Wentworth Advantage
AHPA
VIC Worksafe
AHPRA
SCU
Member Advantage
RMIT University
Associations Forum
Insurance Commission of WA
DVA
Victoria University